Scenic Tours 2019

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Historic Silver City I 1870, In 1870 7 a group 70 gro gr roup u of of American Amer eri er ric ica can prospectors pro ros ro osp spec ect cto tors r discovered dis di isc sco cove ver ere red ed silver sililv si lve ver er in i the t e hills th hililillllsls just jus ju ust st above v the ve t e ciénega th cié ci ién éneg ega ga (marshy area), and the rush was on. In ten short months, the newly christened Silver City grew from a single cabin to over eighty buildings. Scenic Tour 1 HIGHLIGHTS

Billy the Kid Cabin Site. (Silver City Visitor Center) Billy spent part of his childhood here in a cabin similar to this. Site 4 S4

Big Ditch Park. (Broadway St.) The “Big Ditch” was formed during a series of floods between 1895 and 1906. Site 10


Silver City Museum. (312 W. Broadway) The town’s rich and diverse history is displayed in the 1881 H.B. Ailman house. Site 12

La Capilla The“Little Chapel” replica of the 1885 chapel overlooking Silver City that housed a statue of the Virgin of Guadalupe. Site 14b

St. Vincent de Paul Church (Market and Bayard St.) begun in 1874. Mission-style front and towers were added in 1908. Site 16

WNMU Museum Houses the largest permanent display of Mimbres pottery in the U.S. including the NAN Ranch Collection. Site 18a